Maposa and Taringa postulate that because of the faulty notion that disability is a result of sin, PLWDs in Africa are targets of Pentecostal healing
: Models in theory and practice.
He focuses on the faith homes started in the nineteenth century, largely by women; the intensely anti-medical Dowieites and their conflicts with the new coalition between public health and the Canadian legal system; and the rise of the spectacular and highly orchestrated pentecostal healing
revivals of the 1920s, largely led by men.
Kimberly Ervin Alexander (Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland Tennessee) explores the influence of the nineteenth-century healing movement and applies inductive reasoning in her examination of early Pentecostal periodical literature in Pentecostal Healing
. Chapters discuss and analyze the hermeneutics of the movement and underlying theological presumptions, healing theology in practice both in years past and the modern day, and theological reflections from trinitarian, pneumatological, christological/soteriological, ecclesiological, and eschatological viewpoints.
When Paulaseer Lawrie, an extremely successful Pentecostal healing
evangelist, broke with the Pentecostals at the beginning of the 1970s after describing himself as Son of Man, he was thereafter venerated as a Hindu guru and avatara.
Margaret Lamberts Bendroth and Virginia Lieson Brereton (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002), 237; Curtis, The Lord for the Body, 21; Cox, Fire from Heaven, 121; Gaston Espinosa, "'God Made a Miracle in My Life': Latino Pentecostal Healing
in the Borderlands," in Religion and the Body, ed.
The example of the Pentecostal healing
ministry in Ghana
Bosworth was confidant and advisor to many of the leaders of the Pentecostal healing
revival after World War II, including Oral Roberts, and Kenyon is viewed by many as the thinker most responsible for the "positive faith" teaching popularized by Kenneth Hagin and his disciples at the end of the twentieth century.
However, for the Pentecostal healing
ministry, the effects of suffering, whether caused naturally or supernaturally, can be dealt with through the power of the Holy Spirit often working through the specially anointed people of God.
Alexander, Models of Pentecostal Healing
and Practice in Light of Early Twentieth Century Pentecostalism, Ph.D.
The excesses in Pentecostal healing
practices, especially those found in some Charismatic independent churches, had created prejudice against a genuine healing ministry.
(31) Bonnke was undoubtedly the most prominent Pentecostal healing
evangelist at the close of the 20th century.